Andrew practices in criminal law in the Magistrates’ Court and County Court, including therapeutic courts and lists within those jurisdictions. He is available to appear in all metropolitan and regional courts. He accepts briefs in:
• Bail applications
• Plea hearings
• Contested hearings (criminal and intervention orders)
• Breach proceedings
• Children’s Court uplift applications
• Child protection matters
• Pre-trial hearings in the County Court
• Appeals from the Magistrates’ Court to the County Court
Before coming to the bar, Andrew worked for Victoria Police, during which time he prosecuted serious indictable crimes in the Melbourne Children’s Court.
Prior to this, Andrew was Associate to Judge Smith of the County Court of Victoria. Judge Smith sits in both the Criminal and Commercial Divisions and is Judge in charge of the Defamation List.
Before legal practice, Andrew worked in policy for the Department of Justice, during which time he worked on reforms to post-sentence supervision orders, police powers and counter-terrorism laws.
Andrew is familiar with all aspects of the criminal process in both the summary and indictable stream. Andrew is committed to providing his clients with holistic advice and high quality representation.
Andrew is reading with Simon Moglia and his senior mentor is Andrew Palmer QC.